The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 23, 1964 · Page 10
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 10

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, April 23, 1964
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NEWS LETTER from Congressman WALTER ROGERS DEFENSE FOB SECURITY -A Navy captain showed me a newspaper clipping the other day in which the writer, a< reporter on a Northeastern newspaper, was critical of the Navy for maintaining the ^nuclear- powered aircraft carrier "Enterprise," the worldPs mightiest naval vessel and the mainstay of our Mediterranean Sixth Fleet The reporter called the "Enterprise" a "sitting duck" in a nuclear -war and 'hinted that the "Enterprise" was kept in commission not 'because of any real value in our defense effort but because of "tradition." He wrote, "... the 'Enterprise' is really not a modern weapon, despite the efficiency of her 6,000-man crew and her eight nuclear reactors ..." Perhaps the "Enterprise" would be a "sitting duck" in a nuclear war. The City of Chicago, the Panama Canal, Amarillo Air Force Base — any point on earth; none of these would be Immune from obliteration if a potential enemy chose to make them a target in the ultimate, civilization-destroying horror of a nuclear war. But the point is this: the obligation of the United States goes far beyond maintaining a capability to respond massively if subjected to nuclear attack. The security of the United States does indeed depend heavily on our nuclear "arsenal," its dispersal at strategic points-, the effectiveness of the weapons, the trainling and skill of our military personnel. At the same time, the Nations' security also depends on our 'being able to conduct successful military operations of a more conventional character, on our being alble to force decisive results when the fight is not global. Because we must be .prepared to meet so many contingencies, the U.S. taxipayer bears an enormous burden of supporting a defense establishment ready for ibig wars and small. The President's budget request for Fiscal Year 1965, which begins July 1, calls for defense expenditures totaling $55.2 billion. Of every dollar of the proposed administrative 'budget 65 cents is earmarked for di- rect defense spending. Other programs involved in prserv- ing our security—the "indirect* defense costs—add billions oi dollars more. The Department of Defence carries out ten major programs which provide the military diversity and flexibility required for our security. ,These are: 1. Strategic retaliatory forces, including, manned bombers, intercontinental (ballistic missiles, 'Polaris missile-flauroching submarines, and the facilities (such sa communications) needed to control these forces. 2. Continental defense forces, which combine warning systems against > missile or manned aircraft attack wiith the means to resist an attack, such as interceptor aircraft and ground-to-air missiles. 3. General purpose forces, which combine ground', air and sea forces equipped and trained to cope with conventional or brush-fire wars. 4. Airlift and sealift forces to move our combat farces quickly wherever they are needed. 5. Reserve forces to provide swift additional strength to the regular forces when needed. Research and development activities on which continued military effectiveness depends. 7. through 10. General sup)ort activities: civil defense a>c- ivities, including development of warning and fallout shelter 'acilities; miltary assistance, mder which equipment train- ng, and related services are )rovided to allies to ibolster "'ree World strength. Obviously, if the Nation's bbl/igation for insuring its security (and helping to insure that of other free ^nations) could be met by iproviding only a r nuclear deterrent, we could do away with the "Enteiiptrise," targe numbers of other ships and aircraft and uncalculated tons of other military "hardware" and discharge 'hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors, anid marines.. Our defense budget would be reduced (by many billions of do'llars—and sfaill we would be ready for ultimate war, the clay when the military forces of Free and Communist nations traded nuclear destruction. Just as obviously, we can- THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, April 23, 1964 LITTER COSTS YOU TAX Signs on the tailgates of 900 semi-trailer trucks will be a strong reminder to millions of Texas residents and visitors that litter is expensive as well as unsightly. Here, J. H. Kultgen of Waco and a member of the Texas Highway Commission, starts the highway department's campaign in ceremonies at the Owens-Illinois glass container plant in Waco. Looking on are left to right- R H Lmam, president of Central Freight Lines and O-I Plant Manager Warren Coombs. More Opportunity in Agribusiness COILLEGE STATION.— The opportunities for employment n agriculture have increased lesfpdte the reduction in rural "uran population, according to Jan Davis of the Agricultural Economics and Sociology Department, Texas A&M. He points out that as agriculture has become more scientific, many of tihe new jobs are performed in the city. These, having to do with the business side of agriculture, are concerned with industrial (processing, marketing, transporting and financing agricultural -products. On the other side of the ag- not protect ourselves by this course alone, a course that would open the way for unchecked piecemeal aggressions all over the world. We must be prepared to meet military challenges in whatever form they develop. We are so prepared today and, while seeking economies where economies are possible, we will continue on the present course as the Cold War moves toward the end of its second decade. ribusiness picture, farmers and ranchers buy from agribusiness about everything tihat goes into the raising of their product. They buy seed, fertilizer, chemicals, fuel, equipment, medicine, and all types, of servrices. In fact, says Davis, they rely on the 'agribusiness man for about everything except the land and their own laibor. Professor Davis suggests that high school students find out more about training needed for the many jobs in agribusiness through their high school counselors, vocational agriculture teachers, county agents, or by writing to the College of Agriculture, Texas A&M University, CoLlege Station. SCREWWORM FUNDS DWINDLING Screwworm eradication funds will be spent by July 1, reports the Southwest Animal Health Research Foundation, Maintenance of >t,he barrier zone of sterile screwworm flies between Mexico and the U.S. will depend on congressional appropriation. Two new screwworm cases have been confirmed—one in Medina county, another in McCulloch county near Brady. Congratulations .. . to the Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., Upon Their It is a genuine pleasure to extend Congratulations to the Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., upon the occasion of their Silver Anniversary. We value this organization as a friend and appreciate them as a customer. The service they have rendered their members during the past 25 years has been an important and significant contribution to Farm & Ranch life in our area. It has increased the efficiency of the farm and ranch family while providing comforts and more entertainment in the rural home. As we congratulate them on the splendid work done during the past 25 years, we also extend our best wishes for an even greater service during the next quarter century. Wellington State Bank We Solute. our friends of the GREENBELT ELECTRIC CO-OPERATIVE, INC. on their 3.5 tit Emblems WILLIE WIREHAND is the symbol of Greenbelt that has brought light, enjoyment and better living to farm and ranch families. . . . and this is the emblem of your Independent Insurance Agent, who provides you with adequate coverage and prompt, fair settlement of your losses. It is a genuine pleasure to congratulate the Officers, Members and Personnel of the Greenbelt Electric Cooperative on their Silver Anniversary. Their service to the Farm and Ranch people of the vast area they serve has done much to improve the comfort and the efficiency of the people who live on the land. Their members and employees are among our most valued friends and customers and we believe that what is good for them is good for our business. In particular we salute the Personnel that does the work. They are Citizens All ... willing to dp their part in any community enterprise designed for the welfare of the people of the area. We wish you 25 more years of Success. Wells & We INSURANCE Calvin Hurst • ''Dependable Insurance'' • Dial 447-2520 911 West Avenue Wellington, Texas Harold Watkins ABSTRACTS Jack Sanford MEMBERS! You Are Invited to the Silver OF THE GREENBELT ELECTRIC CO-OPERATIVE. INC. Friday, April 24 2 p. M. Wellington Community Building We are grateful to our members for the splendid cooperation you have given in all things pertaining to your cooperative. In the annual meeting Friday, you will hear a report of the year's work, you will elect three new directors and attend to other business. Each of you is a part owner of Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., and we extend a cordial invitation to you to be present at the annual meeting and take part in the business proceedings. Entertainment will be furnished by the Quail FHA Chorus Door Prizes will be given immediately after the invocation. Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc. George Henry, Manager

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